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Microsoft – "Xbox One Will Surprise The World At E3"

Microsoft seem to have gone in an arrogant direction. They claim that they will “kill Sony” at E3 this year. (Microsoft, Xbox One)

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xdye017  +   989d ago | Funny
Just like it surprised me at the event....
zeal0us  +   989d ago
Whelp someone beat me to it. Here's to hoping MS can turn things around and surprise us.
Septic  +   989d ago
"Let’s kill Sony at E3".

Very confident there. Glad to hear it really but actions speak louder than words.
Skips  +   989d ago | Well said
I remember Microsoft saying before May 21

"we'll share our vision for Xbox, and give you a REAL TASTE of the future." ...


After all the crap they showed at the event (THAT THEY EVEN HAD TO DELAY) to answer to Sony's PS4 conference...

I don't know what to think of this...
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gaffyh  +   989d ago | Well said
Whatever Microsoft do, unless Don Mattrick goes on stage and shoots Kaz Hirai in the face, I can't imagine any scenario where they "kill Sony". If they reverse every single one of their stupid new policies, and announce 15 new exclusives, and Sony have a normal E3. They will simply have had a better E3 than Sony, and would not have "killed" them.

The MIGHT be able to "kill Sony" if Sony takes on all of their used games blocking (it is basically a block as you can't resell personally, and it reduces the value of your game) and surveillance policies. But that's not going to happen.
andibandit  +   989d ago | Funny

You know very well that if MS went out and said:
"Exclusive to xbox, COD:Ghosts will have TWO dogs, and double the amount of fish", it's pretty much game over for Sony.
ZodTheRipper  +   989d ago | Well said
I hope Sony stays classy and lets the games to the talk. At this moment I can't imagine a scenario where M$ would "kill" Sony at this E3. In fact, I'm rather expecting the opposite right now.
seanpitt23  +   989d ago
Yes like activision/ infinity ward did with COD GHOSTS Next gen
abzdine  +   989d ago
last year they said exactly the same thing and what did we get? A ridiculous Usher show at the end.

1 Billion $ on games? Ok great but talent cannot be purchased, i mean all i'm looking forward to is the first party exclusives from Sony cause an Uncharted 4 announcement for example would be too hard to counter, especially because MS haven't announced a single exclusive game while Sony has revealed a couple of them on Feb20.

Sony has clearly a big advantage over MS in terms of games cause it took them 2 hours to announce some exclusive games while Microsoft's E3 conference will be max 1h 30min.

For me no matter what they announce in terms of games, a console that is blocking used games and spies on me is a NO GO!
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Cupid_Viper_3  +   989d ago
"Let's Kill Sony at E3"

nukeitall  +   989d ago
I love competition, but I really don't like public statements like that.

It is just not classy, even though you secretly want that.

Anyhow, I'm expecting a great show from MS and Sony. Too bad about Nintendo.
B-radical  +   989d ago
Positive thinking ahah im just hoping not all 8 new ip's are kinnect games i doubt it tho
nix  +   989d ago
i have a feeling whatever they do from now on is not going to thrill most of us... considering how big the disappointment has been.
nix  +   989d ago
once in a lifetime you get a chance to put headlines like "Let’s kill Sony at E3" but hey.... they don't.

your loss, gamechup.
hakis86  +   989d ago
Xbox One will surprise the world at E3?
So, since most people are expecting them to bring a lot of games... they'll surprise us by not showing games? OR they're all Kinectimals etc?
Boody-Bandit  +   989d ago
+funny sean

Anyone that reads this comment. If you haven't already, click on seanpitt23 video link. It's GREAT!

The only way MS will truly surprise the world is if they 86 every restriction (DRM, Kinect always connected, 24 hour authorization) and fee on used /rental games, announce a plethora of new IP's for their consumers. Not Kinect or XBL games but core new IP's and make XBL Gold free.

Most of that wont happen so they aren't going to surprise anyone.

Right now the majority of 360 fans I know are either meh or p!ssed off about the X1. E3 is a make or break for some of them. For others, they aren't interested in anything but no restrictions and additional fees.
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Dee_91  +   989d ago
wait I thought they werent competing with sony and nintendo anymore ?
No matter what games they bring, if they dont remove the restrictions they wont be surprising me.
Army_of_Darkness  +   989d ago
MS "xbone will allow you to also...... Play video games!!!"

I'm shocked. Even more shocked if they unveil the return of MILO!
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DragonKnight  +   989d ago
They say they spent $1 billion on games and have 15 games to show, that's approx 66,666,666.67 a game. If they spent that money on all 15 games, those are 15 AAA Budget games. But given their track record with E3 promises, no one should hold their breath.
malokevi  +   989d ago
The day before Xbox One's formal unveiling in Redmond, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg described the announcement process as a two-part affair - the dedicated event, he explained in a podcast, would focus on the hardware itself and Microsoft's broad "vision for the future of games, the future of entertainment", with more to follow on individual releases at E3 a few weeks from now. In hindsight, that's a splitting of the material Microsoft probably should have made a bit more public.

Pretty much says it all.
Ju  +   989d ago
MS is delusional. Somebody there made a statement that he believes this is a 1B (with a B!) unit sales market. If that would be true, all the big guns would be there. Looks like this is MS's biggest kept secret - maybe they should tell their customers, too, sometimes. What's coming out of Redmont is really sounding like a couple of chickens running into any direction because they have absolutely now idea where they are heading. All they know is "they need something to be in the headlines like Apple and Google".
fr0sty  +   989d ago
Reminds me of all the crap talk just before the current gen got going. J Allard talking about how he wanted Kutaragi's resignation letter framed in his office. KK did lose his job (got promoted to another worthless position, as they often do in Japan rather than firing someone), and Allard too no longer works at Microsoft. Funny the way things turn out.

Going back even farther, Ken Kutaragi once stated:

Gates was in talks with Kutaragi to include the Windows operating system in the PS2. But Kutaragi had long seen Gates as the most lethal threat to his empire. Bernie Stolar, a former Sony executive, remembers Kutaragi asking him as early as 1994 where he thought the nascent PlayStation console's main competition would come from. Nintendo, Stolar guessed. Maybe Intel. Kutaragi looked him squarely in the eyes. "No, Bernie, you are wrong," he said. "It is Microsoft. And I will kill them."

He predicted the original Xbox, which he did go on to "kill" pretty badly in sales. Not as much with his next console, which didn't outsell the 360 until just now.

Console trash talk from execs can be fun.
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princejb134  +   989d ago
The only way they'll surprise me is if they announce Xbox live free
Or if they have bought a few studios like epic, activision etc

But the chances of both happening is pretty low
otherZinc  +   989d ago

Actions speak louder than words???... why does no one ask this of SONY?

M$ told everyone what the conference was going to be about.

M$ showed everyone how applications were going to work: SONY didn't, SONY told everyone what they were "hoping" to achieve through Geiki. THEN, said it wouldn't be available at launch.

People say Stephen Spielberg is a prop...What? That's ridiculous. Halo is already a great short film with great short series through Spartan Ops. He can only make something great, greater. Meanwhile SONY lovers are excited for a Ratchet & Clank movie? Wtf? Who's going to direct that? Did SONY didn't say anything.

M$ won this gen on XBOX Live connectivity and how everything was seamlessly integrated. SONY was terrible in this aspect of connectivity. Yet they showed nothing at their conference.

M$ will bring the goods at E3.
SilentNegotiator  +   989d ago
The surprise had better be a reversal of their DRM/mandatory Kinect crap...
Or else, who cares?
MikeMyers  +   989d ago
"They say they spent $1 billion on games and have 15 games to show, that's approx 66,666,666.67 a game. If they spent that money on all 15 games, those are 15 AAA Budget games. But given their track record with E3 promises, no one should hold their breath."

Nobody should hold their breath and nobody should discredit them either. It's not that far away so there's no point in shedding the darkest picture possible or the brightest. What difference does it make saying they will likely be crap or they will likely all be blockbusters now? We will see and we will also see some people continue to focus on the negatives no matter what.

That billion dollars was never confirmed to be limited to just those 15 games. It was an investment into gaming and that number will grow because when you have people working for you of course salaries and expenses will continue on as they make new games. That is because Microsoft has invested in more studios.

For some people Microsoft can't do anything right. That's ok, not everyone will buy the Xbox One or bought the Xbox 360. They are the harshest critics and probably the most vocal on the forums too. I doubt Activision is losing any sleep either about all the critics who come out before the next Call of Duty either. Speaking of which I hope Microsoft doesn't waste too much time on that game, it's almost like they have a deal that they must give them the most time on the floor.
UnwanteDreamz  +   988d ago
Milo will show up. Here is to smoke and mirrors.
stage88  +   989d ago
Surprise me they say?

So they've updated it's internals, scrapped DRM, scrapped needing to log in every 24 hrs and scrapped mandatory kinect?

If its anything less than that they can shove it.
ZodTheRipper  +   989d ago
Don't forget the whole TV-strategy. If they come up with this crap at E3 AGAIN I'm quitting their conference just as fast as kinect is processing my voice. That's about 13 billions of a second, FYI.
Blackdeath_663  +   989d ago
yes that is exactly the point i wanted to get across the whole time. there's only so much they can change by E3 and alot of it is unchangeable. even if they announce 25 games at E3 i won't by a console that requires an internet connection every day,mandatory kinect,DRM,only 500GB of non-replaceable HDD and an xbox live subcriptions to be able to play games online.

also if they are spending $1billion on games maybe they should have used that money to research what the consumer ACTUALLY wants! /rant
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MysticStrummer  +   989d ago
I can't imagine something more surprising than that first reveal. I know I was shocked. I'm not a MS fan, yet even I expected much better from them. They made a similar statement before that first reveal so I'm not sure what people should get out of this bold posturing.
NextGen24Gamer  +   989d ago
“We will kill Sony at E3″

That's all Xbox Live Gamers need to hear! With me having inside information that I can't share. I actually know they will have the base super excited at E3. Let me say this...There is a reason that the xbox 360 hasn't had a ton of exclusives over the last few years.

Xbox One will give xbox fans exactly what they want in regards to mind blowing next gen games! At E3 if anyone actually believed that the ps4 games will be superior to the xbox one games....They will realzie that MS had a specific plan with the hardware & cloud computing!

It's an exciting time to be a gamer! And the one company who won't see what will be going down happening, is SONY! They took the route of raw power...But MS took a different route, which in the ends leads to bigger game worlds, better graphics, and gameplay!

The xbox one controller adds to the gaming experience with the HD Rumble!

For the Sony fans who never intended on buying an xbox one, many will secretly buy an xbox one once they see the innovation of great games at E3. MS has invested over a billion dollars in games for the xbox one in just the release year! They know what gamers want and Gamers will be blown away!

Get your popcorn out and enjoy the show! For those who thought that MS was all about TV, sports, and TV now...LOL...Boy are you wrong! They just added features to bring in more people to the platform!

Kudo's MS...

P.S. I know Sony Fans won't believe or understand what is about to go down! You can talk bad or hate all you want! The truth will be shown at E3...And Real Gamers will rejoice!
Dee_91  +   989d ago
now you have insider information ELITE?
MysticStrummer  +   989d ago
@Elite - I wonder why MS didn't tell Epic about One's magic technology? PS4 outperformed One running Unreal Engine 4.

Also, MS needs to talk about more than games at E3 if they intend to recover from the first reveal.
Nicaragua  +   989d ago
Thanks for confirming that Microsoft planned to shaft 360 gamers for the last few years by saving up the titles for the new console. That certainly explains a lot.
raytraceme  +   989d ago

MS has had a ton of exclusives for the 360... most of them were kinect!!! Thats why we didn't see core games for the 360.
DragonKnight  +   989d ago
@Elite: Stop lying, you have nothing. Everything you're saying is stuff MS already tried to boast about. Guess who else has Cloud technology? Sony. Guess who can't outperform Sony in hardware? Microsoft. Guess what using Cloud technology to improve games means? It means the system itself becomes a bottleneck. It also means games that will have an always-online requirement. You think that a once a day mandatory check is bad, how bad do you think it will be when you can't play those "cloud powered" games because your internet is down? Or how about the fact that over 90% of the world doesn't have the bandwidth to make real use of the kind of Cloud tech MS is talking about?

Stop spouting of crap when you don't know any more than the rest of us.

**EDIT** Don't you think if this cloud technology really did what MS says it does, PC would have done it already?
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DoesUs  +   989d ago
@Elite...I've been in this industry for 19 years, and i work this all the major players. I'm afraid your "insider" information is er, worthless 8) Now, I can tell you things, but...anyway prepare to be disappointed 8)
threefootwang  +   989d ago
@ Elite

Do you type this garbage out before you write it publicly? That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. How can you be so possibly deluded by MS and all there BS they throw at gamers? Hell, I was an Xbox + 360 fan since the beginning but the crap they're pulling now is just ridiculous, in fact this is what myself and I think everyone else here has to say about your post:

"What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

Stop lying to yourself, buy a PS4 (or even a Wii U at this point; they'll still have better games then Xbone(r)
MoveTheGlow  +   989d ago
Elite, I have a problem. I think I just "realzied" all over your post. I'm so sorry.

Still, all this talk about "You can't buy talent" isn't true. You can. It's called employment. However, you can buy all that talent and squander it - that's called mismanagement.

Let's see if MS practices what it preaches. I'm guessing not, because there's already a source, from the beginning of the month, that says MS is six months behind on their games schedule, and projects have been cancelled because they weren't coming together:

Those 15 exclusives may be shells of what they were set out to be originally. Or, a good portion of that billion dollars was originally wasted on other projects.
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solidjun5  +   989d ago
Either you're a PR for MS for just a fanboy. I'll choose the latter.
stuna1  +   988d ago

I could of sworn you said the same thing about the initial Xbone reveal! And this inside knowledge mumbo jumbo is just that! The likelihood of you knowing Microsoft's plans is as about as likely as everyone on the planet winning the lottery on the same day.

Microsoft has a lot of proving to do, and hyping up something that has little chance of success is not helping them.
Benchm4rk  +   988d ago

Where is your source for this supposed out performance of the XB1 by the PS4. I would be interested in reading it
Calm Down Sunshine   989d ago | Offensive
OmegaSlayer  +   989d ago
yeah yeah yeah yeah :p
BeZdaBest  +   989d ago
i dont think i can be surprised anymore by microsoft.. unless there's a fee for everytime you say "xbox"
Hicken  +   989d ago
There's gonna be a fee for looking at the Xbox, the Xbox symbol, or the word "Xbox." They'll know when you're looking, because Kinect will tell them.

Expect a bill in the mail, like getting caught by a traffic camera.
Pillsbury1  +   989d ago
It's a facial recognition fee paying system. Every time you look at it, bam! A fee.
chestnut1122  +   989d ago
They surprised me with their VHS Player.
Hanso  +   989d ago
PFFT   989d ago | Trolling | show
Jazz4108  +   989d ago
So I guess you are saying Sonys bluray is no better then a vhs player. Wow the double standards on here are getting worse as well as the mods are letting anyone just bash ms on here but you better not say bad against sony. This site is terrible and I think im done with it after alot of years as its a mess. Ahhh go Sony and I hope the real gamers enjoy e3 as its going to be fun as its costing 999.00 just for me to go this year.
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xDHAV0K24x  +   989d ago
Bet u defended that garbage george foreman limited edition ps3. XB1 STILL isn't the most hideous console of all time. Don't set up a double standard
MazzingerZ  +   989d ago
It would be better if they didn't say anything as it is clear they see things differently than their gamers customers, what is huge for them is dissapointed to others, that connection between MSFT and gamers is not there might as well be something like Kinetec allowing you to jump virtually into a live match so you can run naked there without risking been arrested or virtually hug cheerleaders...SONY's reaction? "funny"
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showtimefolks  +   989d ago
EA will be in bed with MS because Sony isn't willing to charged a used game fee there MS that's your biggest surprise

What these morons don't get is that some of the best selling games don't include online passes, you make a quality game and aren't trying to rip off your fans than it will sell

MS I for one am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt but please don't give us the nightmarish conference you gave us on may 21st
demonsoul  +   989d ago
EA and Microsoft Is enjoying their Bromance. Does make sense since EA is bashing WII U.
creatchee  +   989d ago
I've been saying this all along. If EA and/or other major publishers go One-exclusive because of the DRM, the gaming landscape will change forever. Sony has always had great exclusives, but if the masses cannot get Madden, FIFA, Battlefield, and other franchises with regular installments that sell big on a Sony console, they will buy a Microsoft console instead, regardless of how good the PS4 exclusives are.

This scenario is as bad for gamers as it is for Sony. There are things I like and things I don't like about DRM, but the fact is that it is coming to consoles big time.
hazardman  +   989d ago
Well said...
MysticStrummer  +   989d ago
Yeah I'm not sure how being in bed with the company voted "Worst" is a good thing.

I don't agree with that vote, by the way. There are sooo many worse companies, but apparently many others think EA is the worst so how is that a good thing for MS?
Harmonizer  +   989d ago
With a good launch lineup from Sony and Ubisoft alone, EA is forced to make games for the console because thats where the money is. It goes both ways really
xxLuckyStrike  +   988d ago
Sony fanboys troll MS news all day everyday Meanwhile all they use the PS3 for is netflix and blurays. And use there cell phone for N4G trolling cause that crap ps3 web browser is garbage
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The_Infected  +   989d ago
I'm curious whats up with the massive $3 billion Microsoft spent for AMD? Sony uses AND also but didn't fork over that huge amount?
fermcr  +   989d ago
"I'm curious whats up with the massive $3 billion Microsoft spent for AMD?"

Where did you get that from ?
NextGen24Gamer  +   989d ago
More will be revealed on that! LOL...On paper stats and raw power only do so much! MS knows exactly what they are doing and gamers will know as well...Soon!

MS is going for the throat this generation and everyone will see the vision at E3!

For me, I get a good laugh reading the sony fans rants about this and that, but they don't understand the tech and they quote others who don't understand the tech...

After E3, everyone will have a better idea of the "Rocket Science" behind the xbox one and how it will blow your mind with not only the next gen games, but the must have exclusives that they have had in the works for years!

HINT: A couple announcements will shock the industry! It's what happens when you have billions of dollars to throw around! LOL...

Kudo's MS!
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MysticStrummer  +   989d ago
@Elite - Apparently even developers don't know about MS's magic tech. You'd think they'd have told Epic, who talked about PS4's and One's performance running Unreal Engine 4 and said PS4 outperformed One.

@disagree -

Neither console ran Unreal Engine 4 to Epic's satisfaction, but...

"Microsoft’s latest console will be able to drive even less performance than the PS4"

That's from Epic. You know... Gears of War? I find it curious that they wouldn't know about MS's amazing cloud tech at this point.
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rainslacker  +   989d ago
MS didn't spend 3 billion on developing their chip with AMD. That would be silly. The 3 billion is the expected amount of revenue that AMD expects to bring in with the chip over the course of the Xbox One's lifetime.
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solidjun5  +   989d ago
"For me, I get a good laugh reading the sony fans rants about..."

I just got a good laugh reading your fanboy rant. It's comical.
extermin8or  +   989d ago
Oh this amused me because the tech sony are using is slightly better aswell lol @fermcr- the guy n charge of it at the time went over to Nvidia a short while ago and he told people the rough figures that changed hands/will change hands:p
GT67  +   989d ago
"they claim they will kill Sony at E3 this year"

boy' i like to see them try.
The_Infected  +   989d ago
It's all over the Internet. I don't know how anyone's missed it. Typical Microsoft throwing money around.

Here is a link to Microsofts $3 billion dollar contract with AMD.
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greenpowerz  +   989d ago
We agree again... All media that have any credibility do not talk about the Xbox One's specs because we do not know them. Those PS4 and Xbox One comparisons are bogus speculation.

We will have to wait until E3 to learn about the custom CPU, GPU and RAM and eSDRAM etc etc. It would have been stupid of MSFT to waste time talking about this stuff at their reveal when it was a mass appeal attempt to market Xbox One.

With that kind of money it seems MSFT had them build something from the ground up not found in any of their product lines.

I have a feeling MSFT will demo Cloud computing with games at E3 as well.

Anyway you guys have fun in here. DANG!!!!!
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DoesUs  +   989d ago
Specs are out there. Open your eyes. Both machines have "custom" parts. MS will not go into detail about specs at E3 i can assure you of that. You know why? Of course you do but you refuse to believe it.
karl  +   989d ago
this sounded like the final effort of a drowning man

feel sorry for MS
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Shinox  +   989d ago
I don't care , I hate Micro$oft and i still do whether they own the gaming industry with their money or not , i still hate them.
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extermin8or  +   989d ago
I agree, I hate the way they do business, I hate the way they treat consumers and I hate how their 'innovtive ideas' are thrust on us despite EVERYONe proclaiming we really don't like it...
Denethor_II   989d ago | Bad language | show
DeadlyFire  +   989d ago
Just like how they surprised us with those great multiplatform games. Opens a conference with EA Sports titles. Which were announced for the same engine on PS4 an hour later, and closes it with Call of Duty which is on every modern platform.

hmm....I expect lots of multiplatform titles, lots of exclusive DLC, and maybe an interesting project or two in the background. I don't expect many of those 15 titles to be super amazing. They do have a chance to show off something that has potential though. They will likely show every game they are developing to grab all the attention they can. I expect the Halo 5 card is about to be laid down. As they know its one of their biggest draws.
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ThatCanadianGuy514  +   989d ago
Pretty much lol.

I fully expect CGI and pre rendered trailers galore with a hefty dose of staged kinect "demos".Doesn't matter what they do anyways.It could be the worst E3 of all time and you will still see guys like Greenpowerz running around here praising the high heavens for saint microsoft.
malokevi  +   989d ago
“Xbox One will surprise the world during E3,” Davidson said in a recent interview, and added, “We will kill Sony at E3″.

Thats all I need to hear! Bring it on, MS... I want to see some software that makes me do backflips.
Godz Kastro  +   989d ago
How were you surprised at the event. They said it was a reveal beforehand. You set yourself up for that brother.
FlameBaitGod  +   989d ago
They will just make crap up like they did with Milo and then come with an excuse to y they didn't make it.
Orionsangel  +   989d ago
Yeah, remember when MS and Sony had these pre-E3 press conferences last year? Oh yeah they never did anything like this before. Relax, this was an experiment and appetizer for E3. I believe the really good stuff is still to come at E3.
deafdani  +   989d ago

"Talent cannot be purchased".

Then you proceed to list Uncharted as an example... which was made by Naughty Dog, a studio that Sony PURCHASED in 2001.

Talent can be purchased, friend. Whether Microsoft does it or not at the end, remains to be seen.

Also, we still haven't gotten absolute confirmation by Sony that they won't restrict used games on the PS3 in any way whatsoever. They've been pretty dodgy on the subject, basically telling us to wait until E3 to get further news (I'm hoping they don't).

As for the Kinect thing... yeah, that does sound bad. But then again, Microsoft has already said that you can turn it off... so we aren't even 100% about that matter, either.

Everything is way too confusing, and I'll just wait until E3 to see if both Sony and Microsoft clarify once and for all their stances regarding all those issues, beyond any doubt or wiggle room for interpretation.

dale_denton  +   989d ago
i thought microsoft said sony isn't their "competition" anymore? thought it was just apple? lol, these bots are so scared.
deafdani  +   989d ago
It was Peter Molyneux who said that, and the dude doesn't work for Microsoft anymore, so he doesn't represent the company's views.
TAURUS-555  +   989d ago
lets have a laugh at MS hahaha
Kaneda  +   989d ago
If Sony shows last gen Kill zone footage. They would still win at this year E3.. :)
xDHAV0K24x  +   989d ago
Lmao sorry...had to laugh at that xD
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Psn800  +   989d ago
Hahahaha best laugh I have had in a while .
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jmartin321  +   989d ago
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Funny, they say they ain't competing with Sony and Nintendo anymore because they are targeting Apple, Samsung, etc. then say this. LOL

Make up your mind Microsoft.

O.T. Though, Actions speak louder than words. So, for their sake, they better bring their "A" Game. looking forward to it.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   989d ago
Highly doubt I'll be "wowed".
xtremeimport  +   989d ago
bets on Halo5 being the surprise?
ijust2good  +   989d ago
Success of Xbox 360 has made Microsoft very arrogant, just as success of PS1 & PS2 has made Sony arrogant, beginning of current gen.

If things are looking the way they are, M$ arrogance is what may be what Sony needs to reclaim there dominance as they once did.
fsfsxii  +   988d ago
Sony won 2 GENS in a row, MS never won any gen
Mounce  +   988d ago
They will surprise you with more TV, TV, TV, TV.

Sports sports sport sports sports.

Call of duty, Call of duty, Call of duty, Call of Sports, Call of TV: Modern Sports
pimpschitz  +   988d ago
yep, it'll be worthless. The only thing I care about is Squares reveal of ff15. (hopefully). I just wanted to say this, MS said they spent like 1B on games for Xone? I wonder how much of it went into making "smart fish" on COD.
batbatz  +   988d ago
haha yeah , is is it like the surprise in the Crying Game??
tee_bag242  +   988d ago
Yep, 'surprise' is a word that doesn't necessarily mean good. I am 'surprised' how disappointing the Xboxone is already.

Nevermind, look how fast you can switch between games and TV.. that makes everything what a joke of an event, they were so proud that feature and themselves they showed us How about using that time to show us 1 of your '15' (bs) exclusives. Great work MS! Atleast I don't need to use my AV button now.

You can go insert your expensive piece of spyware, and your stale library of games and paid exclusives where the sun don't shine.

I hope you learn from the smarter ones voting with their wallet.
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humbleopinion  +   988d ago
@xdye017, why did Microsoft surprised you at the event?

"We're really going to tell one story across two events. So we're going to start on the 21st and really that's about revealing the next Xbox platform... to be honest it's really about the team, the people here. That's why we're inviting people to campus, we're going to bring them behind the scenes a little bit"

That was the clear message about what the reveal event was really all about. They showed a console, and the people behind it. But he then added:
"E3 is all about the games. At E3, I mean, if you're a gamer, it's going to be tons of exclusives, world premieres and obviously even beyond that we have a lot to share between then and this holiday."
xdye017  +   988d ago
I was eager to see atleast a glimpse of some revolutionary gameplay. Instead we got CGI trailers and COD which was no where near next-gen quality. I wasn't surprised that the xbox one would have more integration with kinect but I did not think they would make it mandatory.

I mainly was surprised because for a GAME console I was expecting to be shown the purpose for a game console: games, and instead I was shown TV features which don't really make a difference for me because I'm only interested in the games.

The funny part is that Microsoft bragged Sony for not showing the console at their event yet they did not show the more important thing.

We heard "E3 is all about the games." phrase before and look what happened.
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Intentions  +   989d ago
Oh true, surprise me then.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   989d ago
Pride goes before the fall MS. Remember that.

Also, he actually says "Let's kill Sony at E3".
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sway_z  +   989d ago
I fully expect MS will try to counter Sony on titles...

Killzone has a brilliant skyline and cityscape, MS will probably try and match that with Mirrors Edge 2.

Forza 5 will go up against Driveclub, and much like this gen, Xbox will get preference on COD. PS4 will be preferred for BF4.

MS will have shown their hand before Sony, so it's all Sony's to lose at E3.

It should be even more competitive than ever before... gamers win!!
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   989d ago
Drive Club was actually created to counter Forza 5.

COD and BF series have always been more popular on Xbox.

M$ simply plans to outspend Sony, knowing that Sony cant afford to keep up.

Ironically if Sony only had the PS4 to worry about they might be in better shape, but they also have to revive their flagging portable, and that will split their focus.

Apple is also planning some major announcements regarding the future of iOS, and that will have a tremendous impact on the handheld market.
cpayne93  +   989d ago
@multiconsolegamer correct me if I'm wrong, but bf3 on ps3 has more players online regularly than on 360.
DeadlyFire  +   989d ago
COD and BF are popular on any platform.

BF has more PS3 players than CoD and CoD has more X360 players than BF.

That could change if more people own a certain console over the others. More gamers own PS4 then more CoD and BF players will be there.
Mikeyy  +   989d ago
Black ops 2 sometimes has more players online for ps3 then Xbox.

So no cod isn't the Xbox stronghold they think it is. It sells almost even on both consoles regardless the money Microsoft throws around.
malokevi  +   989d ago
If EA+MS is true, than BF4 will be Xbox-focused.
humbleopinion  +   989d ago
What they mean by "kill sony" is actually a new feature: You can tell your console via Kinect "Xbox, kill Sony", and if it finds any Sony TVs, recievers or other devices connected to the HDMI-IN, the Xbox will hack into them (using the power of the cloud) and overheat them until they explode. the RROD last gen was simply a contained lab experiment before they release the real thing.
PFFT  +   989d ago
Yeah cause thats the only way MS can ever beat Sony.
Wonder if they will go into E3 guns blazing like in MW2??? "Remember, No Sony."
Wizziokid  +   989d ago
I can't take anything MS say seriously.

Even if they wow me with games the damage has been done. I don't feel comfortable having Kinect 2 always on it just creeps me out.

“Let’s kill Sony at E3″

Wait I thought MS weren't targeting Sony/Nintendo anymore and focusing on Google, Apple etc... MS if you try to push your console as the superior gaming console you will fail it's not as powerful and you don't have devs such as ND or Quantic Dream backing you.

Sure you wow us with exclusive DLC but having a brain cell I don't fall for that crap.
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PFFT  +   989d ago
Come on dude you act as if MS doesnt have good developing studios. Last i heard is that they have MORE developer studios under their wing than Sony GREAT studios at that the only thing is that they dont know how to use them properly.
Narutone66  +   989d ago
Too bad most of their great game developers were shut down or forced to do Kinect games.
ltachiUchiha  +   989d ago
If I recall it right, didnt they say we should be all excited for the reveal aswell? Wasnt as they expected but shocked us even more with how bad it was. Also if they think sony is just going to come to e3 unprepared then they are about to have a deja vu moment.
waltercross  +   989d ago
I agree, All Sony has to do Is show the Console, say no Used games fee, Internet not Required and They win by Default.(which they already said) So even before E3 Starts Sony won. But people will still buy XBO though, It'll Still sell. But I think more Hardcore gamers will pick up a PS4 First over a XBO.
ltachiUchiha  +   989d ago
Yup I agree mate but goodluck to them trying to sell alot at launch because if they honestly think casual gamers will buy a $400-$500 machine at launch, they are going to have a rude awakening.
AlaaAlii  +   989d ago
Show the console, no block for used games, internet is not required, AND show off whatever they have in store for PlayStation Plus. Oh I can't wait for Sony's press conference. It's going to be at 5AM here, but I don't care!
fourOeightshark  +   989d ago
All Sony has to do is show Naughty Dog's and Sony Santa Monica's PS4 games and it's over for Microsoft.
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pimpschitz  +   988d ago
OH dude, I am totally getting a PS4 over Xbox 1. I have a 360 collecting dust right now, know what I am playing? Go ahead guess...

Fine, I'll tell you.

PLAYSTATION ONE! HAHA. Final Fantasy 8 bitches, while my girlfriend is playing 9 for the first time. Yep, definitely getting my PS4 on this year, screw MS. I was done with them the first time I got the "rings of death" on my xbox and sent it in to have it happen again. Now this shit? I'm so done with Xbox. I was leading towards a PS just during the reveal of the damn controller, and watching the Xbox reveal just glorified that DS4 even more. I haven't owned a PS console since PS2, and regret not buying a PS3. Cheers to Sony at E3, it's gonna be killer. And if MS does have some cool stuff good for you MS. I'm still not buying your console.
Lord Anubis  +   989d ago
-_- more tv and surveillance will kill them
SpideySpeakz  +   989d ago
But Microsoft is way too confident as of now. Maybe they do have something that is game changing, or maybe its just marketing smoke. Idk. We'll have to see.
airgangstarr  +   989d ago
yes halo 5 were now all u have to do is yell xbox shoot guy on left an bam hes dead only with kinect sad sad sad
M-M  +   989d ago
I can't wait until E3, it was fun with all the Xbox One memes and parody videos but it's pretty old to hear now. We need to see if their is some truth to what Microsoft has been saying(articles like these) because I have my doubts about their conference.
Angainor7  +   989d ago
it better..
The_HarryEtTubMan  +   989d ago
Hmmm I believe them. I feel like big things are coming. Sony will have big things too.
PigPen  +   989d ago
I'm surprised by the 15 exclusives.
Wizziokid  +   989d ago
I'm curios to see what the 8 new Ip's will be, I do hope they focus on new core titles and not Kinect but time will tell
Why o why  +   989d ago
It'll definitely be a mix of core, kinect and xbla....The world id watching. If they pull it off they'll deserve some credit as not many people actually believe they will, especially when looking at their last few e3s.

I'm hoping the ratio is heavier on the core end followed by xbl though I doubt that will be the case since kinect comes bundled
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insomnium2  +   989d ago
If they support the core-gamers the same way they did with x360...... Fool me once, shame on you.....
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Volitiel  +   989d ago
I'm betting over half of the proposed 15 exclusives, specifically 8 games or more, will be casual Kinect games. There is a reason why a Kinect is included with every Xbox One, and that's it. The other 7 games, maximum, will be a mix of XBLA and core games; probably 2 or 3 core games including Forza, and 3 or 4 XBLA games. I’m disappointed already.
WooHooAlex  +   989d ago
Wow, they actually used the words "kill sony"?
The amount of arrogant crap pouring out of Microsoft's mouth at the moment in ridiculous. Obviously no one told them they have no reason to be confident after that reveal.

Normally I'd like to see some competition and have the sales divided among the three but I hope Sony and Nintendo bury Microsoft.
OlgerO  +   989d ago
Even if they had something that would kill sony, saying it like that really shows the evil douchebags that they are.
PigPen  +   989d ago
They said that cause the know Sony doesn't have the money to keep up. Microsoft and Nintendo is going to turn up the heat this year with exclusives. They know the situation Sony is in and they will take advantage. Since when have Microsoft publicly state that it will spend a billion dollars on games. Announcing 15 exclusives with 8 of them new games is all damaging to Sony. They say they will kill Sony at E3, I believe them. Selling buildings and trying to keep the company alive, Sony doesn't have the money to compete with exclusives. The exclusives is going to determine the winner of this gen.
ZodTheRipper  +   989d ago
^You must have slept under a rock this gen.
Why o why  +   989d ago
I've come to the conclusion that somebody here is quite blinkered. They've not acknowledged the ones without money are releasing 3 new ips this year alone on top of a couple other exclusives. What are the ones with the money doing???? Stay down troll
airgangstarr  +   989d ago
nintendo is buryin itself thats about it jackass
Urusernamesucks  +   989d ago
U mad.

:Like sony wasnt running there coky rant traps this past few months.
illtownNJONE  +   989d ago
I believe microsoft ......... I smell killer instinct!!!!!!!!!!
pimpschitz  +   988d ago
If Killer Instinct comes to Xbox, wow. I wouldn't know what to say. I'd have to buy it when it comes out to PS, because it will. Eventually it will. I've been waiting for Killer Instinct to come out for so long. Goddamn.
illtownNJONE  +   982d ago
no killer instinct for ps4.....RARE is owned by microsoft
ApolloTheBoss  +   989d ago
They'll surprise me one way or the other that's for sure.
Brugal  +   989d ago
While it is possible that MS can have a strong showing at E3, I don't think they will necessarily "kill" Sony. The Playstation brand has a dedicated fan base, as do the other consoles. That coupled with the strong possibility that Sony will not show up crawling to E3 but rather stay silent from here on in and come storming in with a strong showing at the conference. Time holds all the answers.
dboyc310  +   989d ago
Sony comes out last and I pray to god they drag Microsoft conference through the dirt. Arrogance like this makes me hate the brand.
cyhm3112  +   989d ago
hardware specs can't be changed,it will have 2 or 3 surprises for you. Unfortunately, this is not enough to compensate the weaker hardware, stupid policies like live fee, kinect always connected bs, and also I don't think they will have even CLOSE to as many GREAT exclusive titles as SONY, they will have some good exclusive for the first year, then just look at XBOX 360 right now, it will be the same. They think we are stupid to believe all those bs like cloud computing etc. Prove them otherwise by not buying the xbone.
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Bathyj  +   989d ago
I was very surprised with the reveal. I was expecting a good show but it was embarrassing. I felt bad and awkward for them like you do when you're watching the office.

And seriously isn't this sort of arrogance the reason Sony copped so much black and the begginning of the generation? But i don't think they were ever this bad. Things like you will get a second job were just marketing. MS seems to have crossed the line between regular villain and cartoonish super villain.
Zoomer76  +   989d ago
They are talking the talk, but if they don't walk the walk then I think they are screwed and will get even more bad press than they are now.

Big words so I'm hoping for massive reveals comon MS show that you still know what your doing.
Convas  +   989d ago
Kutaragi said back in 1994 that they would kill Xbox (MS) and earlier this gen, they were saying the Xbox 360 was the Xbox 1.5.

This is all par-for-the-course PR talk. How you guys are so shocked is beyond me.
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tuglu_pati  +   989d ago

Because if is Sony who does it its ok. That is the N4G doble standard.

@ Zoomer76

They could show the best games in the world and people still gonna hate and say MS has no games. That's the way N4G is.
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ghostrider32  +   989d ago
Pacquiao and Mayweather will finally fight before Microsoft have a good E3 conference.
CLOUD1983  +   989d ago
I think they say it wrong, they mean M$ will be surprised by the ppl's booing lol yeah they don't have idea what hell w8 for them in E3.
LogicStomper  +   989d ago
"lol yeah they don't have idea what hell w8 for them in E3."

And you do?

solidboss07  +   989d ago
Are they trying to convince themselves more than anyone else? I think that the answer is obviously yes, they are wounded, and XBone development is geared in the wrong direction to allow allow healing of those wounds. Wounds caused by a negatively received console.
As for killing Sony, well 360 was their best shot and as PS3 is stronger than ever they just cant do it. 360 launched more than 1yr earlier, had easier architecture, was cheaper to purchase for a very basic package, had development community and journalistic approval, and was born when the global economic situation appeared good.
They don't have all of these advantages this time. PS4 is the, so far, well recieved machine, launching at a similar price at a similar time. Playstation 4 is more powerfull in real and accessible terms.
Yes, we know Microsoft are hurting, they know Sony are of to the better start, but statements like Kill Sony are pathetic. Is there no competitive respect?
MazzingerZ  +   989d ago
1 and a half years advantage in PAL territory actually, many purchased the x360, including myself, just because it was next gen and as a gamer you want to play the latest games, don't regret it doing it as the experience was nice and UI slick but that was long time ago

This time launching same year things will look different, many of those ''exclusives" at the beginning were rather games that released only on the 360 because of the PS3 not able to provide developers kit that early as it wasn't ready, later on architecture would show difficult to port games and at that point when PS3 released to go into that trouble was just not worth it so they remained as exclusives, SONY seems to have learned from it, PS4 is a console created by developers, to developers and gamers, can't wait to see what SONY shows at E3
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e-p-ayeaH  +   989d ago
For their sake they better will im interested in games and features that have to do with games like the share button on Dual Shock 4 for example.
Tiqila  +   989d ago
ok, that confidence makes me curious and the wait for e3 even harder.

I honestly dont believe that ms can beat sony in terms of games, and what Ive seen from the x1 so far was a lot of crap.

e3 I cant wait!
andreasx  +   989d ago
M$ sure knows how to run their mouths
hahaha  +   989d ago
Microsoft will surprise the world at E3 with no games.
waltercross  +   989d ago
I said this before, but the only thing that MS can bring to E3 is Games, they already showed everything else. But Sony will also show Games, plus reveal the Console and It's UI. So whatever MS Shows will not take away whatever Sony shows.
Unicron  +   989d ago
Giggle. Ok ms, you need a nap. This is sony pre-ps3 levels of hubris now.
Tultras  +   989d ago
I hear Kids are highly empowered in the US, now this will only take empowerment to a whole new level. Kids have no fear of their parents these days, they know they can do anything and get away with it. How is this relevant? Well, with the new Kinect, everyone will be monitored, who knows what degree of scolding may qualify as ' child abuse '? Only time will tell, but 1 thing is for sure, the control over children will only lessen, more spoiled kids.

I don't think i am at all comfortable with the way Kinect can be used, its essentially a traffic control camera installed inside your home, monitoring and watching.

Like a webcam which never turns off, transmitting WHATEVER is happening inside your household ( can constitute as ANYTHING )
BattleTorn  +   989d ago
Good god, quit with the hysteria!

The thing isn't "always watching" and can be completely turned on... Ya big baby.

And you think Kinect will be used to monitor - nay lower what constitutes - child abuse cases?

Tultras  +   989d ago
It could, the FBI have previously used Microsoft to monitor people's XBL accounts, what makes you think it won't be used in a similar fashion again?
Sarobi  +   989d ago
Kill sony eh?
Go home Microsoft, you're drunk.
n4g_someone  +   989d ago
How would they think of killing Sony after they've shot themselves in their lame reveal of the retro VHS thingy.
its_JEFF  +   989d ago
I wonder where they spent that $1Billion?

Did they spend it creating new IP's or did they spend it on securing 3rd party exclusivity on currently multiplatform franchises? I could see both scenarios... Now I'm just wondering what studios and games have been secured if the latter is true.

Other than that MS has been doing a lot of chest puffing and chest pounding lately, while Sony has remains relatively quite on their E3 "plans." The real question is Do you fear the guy mean muggin and shit talking or the guy sitting quietly waiting?
jessupj  +   989d ago
Don't forget that 1 billion is going towards advertising as well.
NextGen24Gamer  +   989d ago
It's actually over 1 billion and it's purely for next gen games! None of that is going towards advertising! They have a seperate budget for advertising! MS is going ALL OUT and at E3, everyone will see what's what!
rainslacker  +   989d ago

You think the development budget(excluding advertising) for 15 AAA games is 1 billion dollars? The average AAA game costs between $20-30 million dollars(including advertising). You're telling me that that that costs is now more than doubled to $70 million?

You think we're going to be spending $100 per game to make up that cost? You realize to make that money back on pure revenue(based on current prices) is 1.15 million copies sold of each. Net profits you'd have to sell over 3 million copies each. Most games do not even break 1 million copies, even if they're AAA. Square Enix is reported to have spent 50 million on Tomb Raider(including marketing), and couldn't return a acceptable profit with 3.4 million in sales.

No, if MS is spending that much on a single game, expect it to be advertising revenue. More than likely that money is the costs to not only develop, but to perform R&D or sustain studios. Nowhere, in the next year will we see that kind of money being put into games for a new console generation where software sales can't sustain that many high budget games for a low install base.
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_-EDMIX-_  +   988d ago
take this into consideration. MS spent 100 million on GTA much does anyone think they spend on COD DLC FOR THE WHOLE GEN? Another thing to note, why haven't any of those teams been bought? So.....they are waiting until what exactly to buy them? I know they formed Black Tusk along with a slew of Kinect only studios but don't know of them recently buying ANY teams.

It sounds like a guff number. They do this ALL THEM TIME! ie There was a E3 where they were like "we have 10 exclusives" half were kinect, DLC, xbl, forza etc. Thats my real problem with them, look at it this way, MS spent 100 million for the NFL, sorry but I don't here of any story of them spending NEAR that much on a single team as of late. It sounds like they WANT you to think EPIC things are going to happen with this "15 exclusives" and "1 BILLION" in games crap.

....Microsoft.....we've been down this road before, btw where is Mech Warrior, Shadowrun, Lone Wolf,Halo Wars....oh....yea.
Kayant  +   989d ago
*Kill Sony* Really loool
So why didn't they start at their reveal? You shouldn't be giving your competition any chances if you want to truly kill them that means coming out guns blazing from the start.

If you really meant it you would have started at your reveal considering you had to delay it a whole month for whatever reason.

All they have done so far is to sponsor Nintendo and Sony.
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